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Brinks Attorney Charneski Shares Perspective on ITC's Inner Workings at ITC Litigation & Enforcement Forum
March 13, 2015

CHICAGOCarl C. Charneski, an attorney at Brinks Gilson & Lione and a former Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), was a featured presenter at the 7th Annual Advanced Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement on February 24, 2015 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.  

Charneski, co-chair of the ITC practice at Brinks, was part of a panel of ITC alumni for the Q&A session, “The Inner Workings of the ITC and Common Misconceptions.” The panel of former ITC decision-makers shared perspectives on how the ITC evaluates cases and decides to investigate, and the thought processes behind certain rulings.
'It's an interesting time to be watching the ITC,' said Charneski. 'Several upcoming cases at the Federal Circuit could alter the scope of the Commission’s jurisdiction. They include the Invisalign case, which could affect the ITC’s role in regulating online commerce, and the Suprema case on induced infringement, which will determine whether the Commission can bar imports into the U.S. of goods that are then altered and infringe patents of domestic industry.'
Charneski focuses his practice on international trade matters with an emphasis on representing clients in Section 337 investigations, and advises clients on litigation strategies before U.S. district courts and at the Federal Circuit. As an ALJ, he managed fast-paced litigation dockets, presided over evidentiary hearings, and issued decisions in numerous Section 337 investigations involving allegations of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement as well as trade secret misappropriation. He handled cases across a broad range of technologies. 
The American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement brought together ITC and Federal Circuit decision-makers, in-house counsel, and private practitioners to discuss high-stakes Section 337 investigation strategies
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